Amanda Stevens

Approaching the Finish Line

The finish line of my campaign is nearing; Election Day is almost here. It’s a good thing elections are still won by votes cast, not dollars spent. But that could change. SO VOTE! It’s a good thing Jeffco… Read More

Money Matters

Money matters. It is a tool, but who wields it and for what end makes all the difference. Students in Colorado continue to fall far below the national average in K12 funding. Since the Recession, $1,000 per child… Read More

Clean Slate for Jeffco Kids

My campaign to serve a four-year term for Excellence, Transparency, and Cooperation on the Jeffco School Board has been in full swing for 4 months. For the final weeks of my campaign, I am excited to partner with… Read More

All Students Are Safe and Celebrated in Jeffco

In honor of Be Kind to Humankind Week, and Bystander Awareness Month, both in August, please take a moment to read the letter I wrote to the school board last school year after a concerning Facebook share from a… Read More

Cooperation: A Sign of Health

When people come together for a purpose, structures form. Like a body needs a backbone and a house needs a frame, organizations need the support of shared policies and practices. Cooperation is essential to the health of these… Read More

Transparency is the Safeguard

As a parent with young children, I am familiar with the ritual of the first day of school. New school supplies, maybe a new outfit, and nerves. We get nervous because we care–about all the joys we want… Read More

Excellence is the Aim: Relationships

My experience, as a Jeffco student, then as a teacher, and now as a Jeffco parent, has refined my vision for education. It is laser-focused on all students’ best interest. I believe the Jeffco community deserves nothing less… Read More

Excellence is the Aim: Opportunities

My experience, as a Jeffco student, then as a teacher, and now as a Jeffco parent, has refined my vision for education. It is laser-focused on all students’ best interest. I believe the Jeffco community deserves nothing less… Read More

Excellence is the Aim: Learning

My experience, as a Jeffco student, then as a teacher, and now as a Jeffco parent, has refined my vision for education. It is laser-focused on all students’ best interest. I believe the Jeffco community deserves nothing less… Read More

Jeffco Students Deserve Great Teachers

Tests measure. Curriculum guides. Resources enable. Opportunities enrich. However, none of these tools are most essential to student learning. What is most essential is our teachers teaching well, for they bring all these tools together in service to… Read More

Jeffco Schools Budget Direction 2015-16

When constituents and expert advice speak with strong clarity and unity, leaders listen. I believe now is the time for the Jeffco school board to move forward with investments in teacher compensation and COPs.